There’s a growing trend towards anonymity on the web. Apps like Ask.fm allow kids to post and reply to questions anonymously. When the risk of being caught decreases, aggressive and hostile behavior increases. That’s just human nature.
Consider this true story….In September 2013, 12-year old Rebecca Sedwick jumped off a building to her death after being bullied mercilessly by a small group of female peers. Felony stalking charges against two girls, ages 12 and 14, were subsequently dropped, who used Ask.fm and other methods to bully Rebecca. Three other suicides in the UK and Ireland are tied to the social media site.
It’s incumbent on parents to know their kids and study their friend behaviors. If your child constantly deals with drama in friendships, then this is an indicator of how he/she might abuse certain apps.